If you like Knives Out, this film is at least a spiritual predecessor to that comic mystery masterpiece. Absurdity is a journey in an of itself. The mystery is a bonus.
This film is a good time showing beautiful bad people.
This is a solid entry for Netflix. In picking Blakeson, a mildly accomplished director with a good, albeit short track record and allowing him to thrive, its very clear indication that they’ve turned a corner as a studio.
It is sad, but time waits for no one.
Matthau’s line about this is better than any line in the film “I have seen it three times, and am of slightly better than average intelligence but I still don’t quite understand what’s going on. Is there a device we can use to explain to people what they’re seeing?”
For those unfamiliar with Alien or, better John Carpenter’s The Thing, Sea Fever will be a surprise.
I appreciate ambiguity of the ending and actors willing to be shepherds with their frailty revealed while they seek to defend the rest of the herd.
So if you haven’t watched Insomnia for a while, or even if you’ve never watched it, take the opportunity. It’s anything but wasted time. It’s excellent filmmaking.
Park and Jeon do an excellent job of shifting the emotional landscape.
This film made impression enough on me that I started following Oldman, there and then, and I have never regretted it.
It’s hard to forgive a director of Altman’s skill the fact that he never comes close to having us fooled.
How one reacts to The Lie will depend on how far along they ride with its conceit.
The point to this film, and there is one, is that we get to see a young actress on the way to her prime enjoying herself.
Hackman’s natural style works perfectly with Mamet’s prose. His dialogue is direct, sometimes crude, but never frivolous.
This is one of the better films of the last 20 years. It only took me 14 years to see it.
The Safdie’s are not breaking new ground, but it covers familiar territory like Velma looking for her glasses, in Scooby Doo. We know she’s going to find them, but someone else will get the credit for the win.